DALLAS, Texas - Junior Danielle Cabel recorded a career-high 16 kills on 24 attacks and sophomore Kennedy Arundel had 20 digs in UConn volleyball's four-set loss to SMU on Friday night in the Moody Coliseum.
Despite a strong effort in the second set to tie the match, the Huskies (12-4, 3-2 American) dropped the final two sets to the Mustangs. UConn was edged by final scores of 14-25, 25-17, 17-25 and 20-25.
SMU had a hitting percentage of .394 compared to UConn's .240 due in large part to nine team blocks throughout the match. The Huskies did not have a block against the Mustangs, as Katie Hegarty had a match-high 22 kills for SMU.
In the final three sets of the match, Cabel recorded 15 of her 16 kills - including six in the second game, which the Huskies dominated with an eight-point victory. UConn hit .531 as a team in the second, as Williams connected on seven kills in 12 attacks.
Cabel's previous career-high in kills was 12 as a freshman against Houston back on Nov. 26, 2014. Juniors Kenya Cason and Tosin Adeniyi added eight kills each against SMU, which currently sits in first place in the American Athletic Conference.
In a tiebreaking third set, the Mustangs used a 5-1 run to gain separation early on from the Huskies. A 10-8 SMU lead became 15-10 after a 5-2 stretch put UConn in a difficult position and eventually dropping the set.
UConn hit over .500 during its win in the second set, but hit less than .200 as a team in every other set on Friday. The Huskies had 21 attack errors to SMU's six.
The Huskies continue their trip down south with a visit to Tulsa on Sunday afternoon at the Reynolds Center. First serve is at 1 p.m. (ET).
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